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Thousands poised to leave Lebanon-Syria border zone under deal

Thousands poised to leave Lebanon-Syria border zone under deal Mon, 31 Jul, 2017

Convoys of buses arrived on Monday to transfer thousands of Syrian militants and refugees from Lebanon's border region into rebel territory in Syria in exchange for Hezbollah prisoners.
Putin expels 755 US diplomats from Russia

Putin expels 755 US diplomats from Russia Sun, 30 Jul, 2017

President Vladimir Putin said Russia will expel 755 U.S. diplomatic staff and could consider imposing additional measures against the United States as a response to new U.S. sanctions, although not for now.
Prosecutors report 3 deaths amid Venezuela vote

Prosecutors report 3 deaths amid Venezuela vote Sun, 30 Jul, 2017

Venezuela's chief prosecutor's office is reporting three deaths on the day of a controversial vote for a constituent assembly that opposition leaders fear will trigger the end of democracy in Venezuela.
North Korea launches another ballistic missile, lands in Japan territory

North Korea launches another ballistic missile, lands in Japan territory Fri, 28 Jul, 2017

North Korea on Friday carried out what appeared to be its second test this month of an intercontinental ballistic missile, doubling down on its threat to develop a nuclear strike capability against the US mainland in the face of severe warnings from President Donald Trump.
Pakistan plunges into uncertainty as PM Nawaz Sharif ousted

Pakistan plunges into uncertainty as PM Nawaz Sharif ousted Fri, 28 Jul, 2017

Pakistan's Supreme Court on Friday disqualified Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif from public office over long-running corruption allegations, a decision that ousts him from the premiership for the third time.
IS claims deadly attack in Syria against US-backed force

IS claims deadly attack in Syria against US-backed force Fri, 28 Jul, 2017

Islamic State militants have carried out a deadly attack on U.S.-backed forces in Syria, killing and wounding many fighters and civilians, Syrian monitors and an IS-linked media outlet said Friday.
Russia orders US to cut diplomats in response to sanctions

Russia orders US to cut diplomats in response to sanctions Fri, 28 Jul, 2017

Moscow on Friday ordered the US to slash its number of diplomats in Russia and froze two embassy compounds in a pre-emptive strike against tough new sanctions being readied in Washington.
Rome mayor demands emergency measures as water rationing looms

Rome mayor demands emergency measures as water rationing looms Fri, 28 Jul, 2017

The mayor of Rome urged the government on Friday to intervene to prevent water rationing in the drought-hit Italian capital.
Three US senators balk at health bill, putting reform in jeopardy

Three US senators balk at health bill, putting reform in jeopardy Fri, 28 Jul, 2017

US Republican efforts to reform health care hit a roadblock Thursday when three senators threatened to oppose a partial repeal of Obamacare unless House leaders pledged to negotiate further -- but that demand later appeared to be met.
Trump says transgender personnel barred from US military

Trump says transgender personnel barred from US military Wed, 26 Jul, 2017

President Donald Trump announced Wednesday that transgender people may not serve "in any capacity" in the US military, upending a key policy from Barack Obama's administration and drawing swift condemnation.
EU court upholds Hamas terror listing

EU court upholds Hamas terror listing Wed, 26 Jul, 2017

The European Union's top court on Wednesday upheld the bloc's decision to put Palestinian Islamist movement Hamas on its terrorism blacklist.
Hezbollah says nearing victory in battle at Lebanon-Syria border

Hezbollah says nearing victory in battle at Lebanon-Syria border Wed, 26 Jul, 2017

The leader of Lebanon's Hezbollah said on Wednesday that the group was close to defeating Nusra Front militants in the battle along the Syrian-Lebanese border.
Wildfires force evacuation of 12,000 in French Riviera towns

Wildfires force evacuation of 12,000 in French Riviera towns Wed, 26 Jul, 2017

Backed by planes dropping water and fire retardant, more than 1,000 firefighters battled wildfires Wednesday that billowed smoke into the sky over France's southern Cote d'Azur coast and forced the evacuation of 12,000 people.
Venezuela regime hit by US sanctions, strike

Venezuela regime hit by US sanctions, strike Wed, 26 Jul, 2017

The regime of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro was hit by US sanctions and a 48-hour opposition-led nationwide strike on Wednesday, both aimed at thwarting his controversial plans to elect a new body to rewrite the constitution.
Iraqi PM declares victory over Islamic State in Mosul

Iraqi PM declares victory over Islamic State in Mosul Mon, 10 Jul, 2017

Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi declared victory over "brutality and terrorism" in Mosul on Monday, announcing his forces had ended the Islamic State group's rule over the country's second city.

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Donald Trump in Saudi Arabia on first foreign trip

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Venezuelan women protest against President Maduro

Dressed in white and chanting "Liberty!", tens of thousands of women opposed to Venezuela's socialist President Nicolas Maduro marched on Saturday, pr ...

Protesters Storm Macedonia Parliament

Macedonian police fired stun grenades on Thursday evening to disperse protesters outside the parliament and clear the way for the evacuation of lawmak ...

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